US RACING: Horse dies at Santa Anita after workout; 13th since December

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — A 13th horse has died at Santa Anita since late December. Tailback, a 4-year-old gelding, broke down after a workout Sunday. Trained by Mike Puype, Tailback had no wins in two career starts and earnings of $4,340, according to Equibase. He completed a four-furlong workout on the main dirt track in […]

US RACING: Horses are coming back to Churchill Downs

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Let the races begin. After several delays because of coronavirus concerns that ended up postponing the Kentucky Derby to Labor Day weekend, Churchill Downs opened its stables for the first time since winter renovations began in December. Racing will resume on May 16 without spectators, an interesting challenge for a storied […]

UK RACING: Epsom authority backs behind closed doors Derby

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) - The authority responsible for maintaining Epsom Downs on Tuesday gave its backing to the staging of the Derby and the Oaks after the coronavirus delayed this year's running of the English classic horseraces. Epsom and Walton Downs Conservators gave their unanimous support to the two races going ahead without spectators. […]

FRENCH RACING: Masked jockeys, no hugging but racing is up and running

PARIS, France (AFP) - There were no celebratory hugs and trainers and jockeys wore masks as French racing resumed under the shadow of coronavirus at the fabled Longchamp racecourse on Monday. While France's Ligue 1 football and Top 14 rugby leagues have been cancelled until September, racing benefitted from being quixotically labelled an agricultural pursuit. […]

Prime Minister says restart of racing before COVID-19 Economic Recovery Task Force

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Prime Minister Andrew Holness has stated that the possible restart of horse racing at Caymanas Park rests with the recently appointed COVID-19 Economic Recovery Task Force. The task force is chairman by Minister of Finance Dr Nigel Clarke. The prime minister was answering a question at yesterday’s (May 12, 2020) digital press […]